USD/JPY is trading mixed but the pair remains within an uptrend channel. A break of hourly support at 102.81 (10/10/2016 low) is unlikely at the moment. Key support can be found at 100.09 (27/09/2016). Hourly resistance is implied by the upper bound of the uptrend channel around 105. Expected to see further bounce within uptrend channel.
We favor a long-term bearish bias. Support is now given at 96.57 (10/08/2013 low). A gradual rise towards the major resistance at 135.15 (01/02/2002 high) seems absolutely unlikely. Expected to decline further support at 93.79 (13/06/2013 low).